Reporter

Los Angeles, CA

Full Job Description

The Los Angeles Bureau of the Yomiuri Shimbun seeks a reporter/research assistant to help cover news—including in the western and midwestern states, western Canada, and Mexico.

This job primarily involves assisting the Los Angeles Bureau Chief by following and monitoring news stories, arranging and conducting interviews, suggesting stories to cover, transcribing interviews, and covering breaking news events.

Founded in 1874, The Yomiuri Shimbun is Japan’s largest and most influential national daily newspaper. We have 26 international bureaus, three of which are in the United States: Washington DC, New York and Los Angeles.

Japanese langauge site: The Yomiuri Shimbun: www.yomiuri.co.jp

The Yomiuri Shimbun Media Data: http://adv.yomiuri.co.jp/m-data/english/index.htmlThe Japan News (Our English-language daily): www.the-japan-news.com

Job Duties:

  • Newsgathering and research, identify newsworthy events
  • Conduct interviews/develop and maintain news sources
  • Cover press conferences and other events
  • Travel is sometimes required, including on occasion weekend work
  • Some administrative duties

Qualifications:

  • Spanish language proficiency
  • Keen interest in U.S. political and social issues
  • Journalism experience (at a college publication or elsewhere) is preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Excellent internet and research skills
  • Ability to transcribe documents
  • Attention to accuracy, detail oriented, ability to multitask effectively
  • Driver’s license and ability to drive freeways
  • Must already live in Greater Los Angeles region

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $38,000.00 – $45,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

8-hour shift

Education:

Bachelor’s (Preferred)

Experience:

  • Writing Skills: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Journalism: 1 year (Preferred)

License/Certification:

Driver’s License (Preferred)

Work Location: One location